DMANZ keeps the beats minimal and simplistic while his thoughts encompassed within the tracks are phenomenal
DMANZ is releasing his debut project; the mixtape “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”. It serves as an introduction of the artist DMANZ into the rap world. DMANZ has always been driven by music, not only as an artist but as a person. “It is my release, my place of solace and I love it”, he says.
DMANZ was born in Chicago and has spent most of his adult life in Tulsa Oklahoma. The contrast in location provided exposure to many different genres of music which DMANZ catalogues in his mind with memories throughout his life. “I can recall memories in my life through the playback of songs. Al Green’s “So in Love with You”, James brown’s “The Big Payback”, 2Pac’s “Shorty Want to Be a Thug”. These songs all invoke emotions and provide vivid scenes of remembrance in my mind and this is the feeling I try to re-create with every DMANZ song”.
Between his college years and 2014, DMANZ had written and recorded over 70 songs but had shared none of them outside of his close-knit circle of family and friends. In early September of 2014 DMANZ set out to make his first mixtape in an attempt to share his music with the masses. Less than three full months later “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” was complete.
This album is worth getting because DMANZ’s lyrics speak volumes. He keeps the beats minimal and simplistic while his thoughts encompassed within the tracks are phenomenal and better than many of the ‘flashier’ albums released this year. His bars are crisp and his imagery is complex but never over the top.
All throughout “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”, DMANZ gives people meaningful, entertaining, and enjoyable music to listen to. From “I Should Do It”, “We Up” and “Winner” to “Speech”, “NBP” and “I Made It”, his lyrics are a reflection of his thoughts, and of the times, as he switches things up and down to appeal to the underground, mainstream, and the alternative hip hop listener.
The more you listen to this mixtape the more you’ll appreciate DMANZ’s talent, creativity, and style. You can go through the 10 tracks from beginning to end and pretty much love every song. The journey throughout “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”, is so captivating, that the only disappointment is when the mixtapes reaches the end!
Overall, DMANZ delivers an album where all of the songs have a meaning. Most of them have great lyrics and a lot of them also have great production, thus making “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” interesting enough for new fans looking for good music. In DMANZ we have an artist who is both faithful to the past as well as looking forward to the future of hiphop!